Masters of Custodial Crafts

Squishy squelchy the cotton head slaps across the linoleum tile. Joyce grabs the cord and yanks. Nicole PCA snaps upward in bed. "I just saved your life," says Joyce.


Squelchy, slap, creak as the casters move down the hallway. Gurgle splash surge slap squelchy squishy. Dark blue, light blue. Beep, beep, is the sound. Yank from the outlet goes the cord. Beeeeeep, Alyssa PCA pulls the tube from her throat. Joyce says, "I just saved your life. Your mom's at the caring place, love you."


Creak, rattle, creak, slosh, caster roll rattle. Puff, push, puff, push in the room. Side to side slides the mop. Almost to the hall Joyce yanks and looks at Nicole PCA whose eyes open. "Hi honey, I love you, saved your life," Joyce cadences.


Dark blue, light blue, light blue, light blue, dark blue. Creak rattle splash slosh slide slosh. Beeeep... Jillian SNA wakes up. "My cat is Fluffy and she's my baby. She gives me CPR," Joyce says.


Roll, rattle, roll, slosh light blue, beige, beige, beige, beige, light blue. Puff, push, snap, spark, Emily peer specialist sits up in bed. "Hi, I just saved your life," says Joyce.


Slosh, squeak, slide, squelchy, squishy. Hand clasps rubber wire, thuwft electric arc. Maggie PCA rolls off the bed and thuds to the floor. "You look like my daughter Elizabeth May, saved your life," Joyce declares.


Rattle, roll, rattle, roll, slosh, slap, slide, slurp, slide. Yank zap arc Beeeeep. Heather PCA opens her eyes. "I like banana bread, it helps me see," says Joyce.


Light blue, beige, green, green, beige, light blue. Slurp, dunk, dunk, slosh, squeeze. Drip, drip, beep, drip, drip, beep, drip, drip, beep. Yank zip arc. Lauren MT sits up from the waist. Joyce looks, "I just saved your life, bye."


Slurp, dunk, roll, rattle, roll, roll. Slosh slide squeak slide. Thunk sparks the plug. Miranda MT opens her eyes looking at Joyce. "You're my boyfriend, love you."


The casters rattle roll on the linoleum. Puff, push, drip, beep. Thunk zip zap thud. Kasey MT pulls the IV from her vein. "Saved your life," says Joyce.


Squishy, squelchy, slurp, dunk, creak, roll, rattle, roll, rattle. Trevor MT wakes up to see Joyce mop in hand. "You should date my daughter Elizabeth May, she's pretty."


Slide, squeak, slide, squeak. Dunk, slosh, squeak goes the wringer. Drip, drip, beep. Drip, drip, beep, drip, drip, beep. Yank goes the cord. Tony MT jumps to his feet. "All my babies died of X-rays," Joyce says.


Light blue, beige, green, green, beige, light blue. Swoosh, slide, squeak, slosh, creak, slurp, slop. Thunk, arc, thud. Brittan opens her eyes and sees Joyce. "Hi, saved your life."


Rattle, roll, roll, rattle, roll. Creak, splash, slap, slide, squishy, squelchy. Puff, push, puff, push. Zip arcs the plug. Nicole MT pulls the tubes from her nose. "I just saved your life," Joyce says, as she mops out of the room.


Rattle, roll, the casters shimmy then correct. Squeak goes the wringer, splash, slap, slop. Yank zap thud. Amanda MT sits up in bed. "My cat gives me CPR," says Joyce.


Light blue, beige, beige, beige, beige, light blue. Squeak, slide, squishy, squelchy, slosh. The plug comes out, the machinery stops. Felicia MT opens one eye then the other. "I was a janitor at Oil City hospital, you stole my healthcare to run this wing, love you."


Rattle, roll, rattle, roll. Splash, dunk, splish, splash, creak, slap, squeak. Drip, drip, beep, drip, drip, beep. Yank, arc, thud. "Yankee doodle had a mop she called it macaroni", Joyce says as Marty MT comes to life.


Squelchy, squishy, slide, stop, slide, squeak. Push, pull, push, pull, push, pull. Thunk, zip, psh, zap, thud. Nicole MT takes the tubes from her nose, "I just saved your life," Joyce says.


Dark blue, light blue, light blue, light blue, light blue, dark blue. Slide, squeak across the tiles. The plug gets pulled. Ray MT pulls the IV from his arm. "You're my boyfriend, love you," Joyce states.


Rattle, roll, rattle, roll down to the next room. Push, pull, drip, drip, beep, push, pull, drip, drip, beep. Yank, arc, thunk. Rachel RN wakes up to see Joyce rolling her mop bucket out of the room. "You should meet my cat fluffy, saved your life."


Slosh, squeak, slide, slosh, squeak. Dunk, splash, creak, splash, slap, slide, squeak. Yank zip arc thud. Marjane RN rolls out of the bed and stands looking at Joyce. "Banana bread helps me see, saved your life."


Beige, beige, dark blue, light blue, light blue, dark blue, beige, beige. Squeak, whip, slide, squeak, whip, slide, dunk. Push, pull, push, pull, yank, zap, thunk. Missy LPN opens her eyes. "I'm 53 years old, I've smoked marijuana," Joyce declares.


Squishy, squelchy, slide, squeak, dunk, slosh, creak, splash. Drip, drip, beep, drip, drip, beep. Castors roll into the room. The wire line is grabbed and pulled. Rebecca RN slides the needle from her vein. "Saved your life," Joyce says with a smile.


Roll, rattle, shuttle, as the casters roll. Dunk, slosh, creak, splash, drizzle. Push, pull, beep, push, pull, beep. Yank, arc, beeeep as the battery ends. Ruth RN wakes up in a daze. "Your mom's at the Caring Place," Joyce informs.


Beige, beige, light blue, green, green, light blue, beige, beige. Squeak, slide, across the tiles. Yank, arc, thud. Doug RN leans over to see the CRT monitor fade. "You're so cute, love you, saved your life," Joyce blows a kiss.


Rattle, shuttle, rattle, shuttle. Dunk, slosh, creak, splash. Drip, drip, beep, drip, drip, beep. Yank, arc, thunk. Kathy RN awakens to see Joyce rolling out of the doorframe. She turns in her chipper fashion says, "saved your life."


Squishy, slide, squeak, slap, slide, dunk, slosh, creak, splash. Push, pull, push, pull, beep beep, push, pull, push, pull, beep beep. Yank zap thunk. Cori RN sits up at the waist and takes a deep breathe. "X-rays killed all my babies," says Joyce.


Beige, beige, light blue, green, green, light blue, beige, beige. Slosh, creak, splash, slap, slide, squeak, slap, slide, squeak. Blip, beep, blip, beep, blip, beep, yank, beeeeeerp. Pat RN rolls off the bed pulling the one sensor off the chest. "Hi, saved your life," Joyce states.


Rattle, shuttle, rattle, roll, roll, rattle, stop. Slap, squeak, slide, slap, squeak, slap. Drip, drip, blip, drip, drip, blip, drip, drip. Yank zap thunk. Bleeerp. Katherine RN opens her eyes and pulls the hypodermic pic line from her vein. "Love you, you're my boyfriend," says Joyce.


Dunk, creak, splash, squishy, squelchy, slide, squeak. Push, pull, beep, push, pull, beep. Thunk arc thud. Missy RN pulls the tubes from her nose and gasps. "Banana bread helps me see, saved your life," Joyce calls.


Slosh, slide, slap, slide, squeak. Dunk, slop, creak, splash, slap, slide. Drip, drip, beep, drip, drip, beep. Yank, zip, zap. Beeerzp. Kris RN sits up and sees Joyce. "You're cute, saved your life," Joyce says.


Beige, beige, dark blue, light blue, light blue, dark blue, beige, beige. The head slides across the tiles, the entire width of the hall. Push, blip-beep, pull, blip-beep. Yank arc thud. Bleerp. Dan RN takes a breathe. Joyce says, "You're cute, saved your life."


Dunk, creak, splash, slap, slide, squeak, slide, slap. Drip, drip, blip-beep, drip, drip, blip-beep. The plug leaves the recepticle and thunks to the floor. Bliiirp, as the battery and current dies. Krystyn LPN pulls the intravenous needle from her arm. "My cat Fluffy gives me CPR," Joyce states.


"Hi, Trisha Unit Director, Hi, Dr. Rai Psychiatrist, Hi Clyde Clinician, Hi, Amy Nurse Practitioner, Hi, Candy Clinician, Hi, Sara Assistant Program Director, Hi, Francine Care Manager, Hi, Kim Psych Specialty Counsler, Hi, Chris Social Worker, Hi, Sam Rec Therapist, Hi, Maria Administrative Assistant, Hi, Carolyn HUC. Are you my 302 petition? There are 12 of you just like a petition is supposed to have, but only my daughter signed me in here. My daddy was under the car I had to lift it while the neigbor ran all the way across town to help me I said 'Call an ambulance'. I used to be able to clean a hospital, now you test drugs here so I'm disabled. The old hospital Director mad me stand near the X-ray machine to kill my babies. He would watch me at night and shoot my babies with X-rays from a satellite while I sleep. You keep my skin flaps clean now and I love you."